Every week, writers for OC Weekly and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant magazine-style feature writing--a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Crime Ant ... More >>
Everyone knows the perfect music can make or break a commercial. (See Embrace Life, Dead Island and The Amazon Kindle.) But when companies are oh-so-obviously asking, "What are the kids listening to today?" and using what ever's trendy to impress their intended audience, then something is wr ... More >>
You know you've made it when you have a comic book version of your life, ala Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Philippine boxer (and wannabe balladeer) Manny Pacquiao's comic biography, Winning In & Out of the Ring was made in the Philippines, where Pacquiao is considered a national hero, but it's ... More >>
Founding Guns n' Roses bassist Duff McKagan released his autobiography this week, It's So Easy...and Other Lies, and is currently on a promotional tour which brings him to Costa Mesa on October 8.
Rock bios have been increasing in number lately, but few are as
enjoyable as McKagan's. While Duff ... More >>
News in the video game industry is typically slow within the few months leading up to the Electronics Entertainment Expo, since video game companies want to save their surprises for the biggest gaming event of the year. In a way, this is like the "calm before the storm." Nintendo, however, doesn' ... More >>
Autopsy result? Death by KindleInside the Borders bookstore at The District in Tustin on Sunday afternoon, the excited middle-aged customer pointed at what he wanted to buy.But it wasn't a best-seller or a magazine or DVDs.The man told a store clerk he wanted to purchase two rows of massive ... More >>